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QB Sam Noyer heads to Oregon State for final season

Jun. 11, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Former Colorado quarterback Sam Noyer will use his final year of eligibility at Oregon State. Noyer, who is from Beaverton, Oregon, announced his move on Twitter on Friday. Noyer threw for 1,101 yards and six touchdowns in...

What if? College Football Playoff matchups in 12-team format

Jun. 11, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

Using the final College Football Playoff selection committee rankings for each season, here's how the postseason matchups would have looked with the proposed 12-team format during the CFP's four-team era. 2020 First round (Lower seed is home team) ...

Lawmakers agree NCAA needs NIL help, but how much and when?

Jun. 09, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

A federal law governing how college athletes can earn money off their fame and celebrity seems certain to pass — at some point. There is no real debate among lawmakers on Capitol Hill about whether athletes should be permitted to monetize their name, image and likeness....

AP Interview: Scott says final score on Pac-12 tenure TBD

Jun. 07, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

Larry Scott's volatile 11-year tenure as Pac-12 commissioner is in its final month. The conference announced in January he would be stepping down June 30. He came to the then-Pac-10 from the Women's Tennis Association as an outsider to college sports and led a vital...

Colorado starting QB Sam Noyer enters transfer portal

Jun. 07, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

Colorado starting quarterback Sam Noyer has entered the transfer portal for a second time to close a career in Boulder that included three head coaches and a brief switch to safety. Noyer led the Buffaloes to a 4-2 record last season under first-year Buffaloes coach Karl...

Reggie Bush among 1st-timers up for College Hall of Fame

Jun. 02, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

Former Southern California star Reggie Bush, who had his Heisman Trophy victory in 2005 vacated for committing NCAA violations, is among the players making their first appearance on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot this year. The National Football Foundation...

AP Top 25 Podcast: David Shaw on Pac-12, CFP and practice

May. 19, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

Stanford coach David Shaw says if he were king of college football it would take him about 30 minutes to fix the playoff. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Shaw joins the AP’s Ralph Russo for what has become almost an annual...

Indiana adds defensive lineman, running back with transfers

May. 17, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers are beefing up their roster with more veteran help. Defensive lineman Jaren Handy has joined the program after playing 14 games with Auburn over the past two seasons, Indiana coach Tom Allen said Monday. On Sunday, former...

New Pac-12 commissioner enters CFP talks as agent for change

May. 14, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

Incoming Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff introduced himself to the world of college sports by taking one particularly notable position. The College Football Playoff needs to be expand beyond its current four-team format, he said. “I was not...

Pac-12 picks MGM executive Kliavkoff as next commissioner

May. 13, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

The Pac-12 hired George Kliavkoff to be the conference's next commissioner Thursday, replacing Larry Scott with another college sports outsider and charging him with rebuilding the football brand. Kliavkoff has been the president of sports and entertainment for MGM...